29 Aug 2023
MURCHIE MAKES GIANTS HIS HOME FROM 2024
Huddersfield Giants are delighted to announce the signing of Jack Murchie from Parramatta Eels on a three-year deal from 2024.
Murchie, a 6'4 forward, burst onto the NRL Scene with Canberra Raiders before moving to the New Zealand Warriors in 2020 and made 37 appearances in two years at the club.
Scoring seven tries in his time at the Warriors including a double vs Canterbury Bulldogs. He made the move to Parramatta Eels in 2023 and has represented the NRL side and NSW Cup side 22 times this season, scoring 9 tries in the process. He is now ready to swap Australia for Huddersfield as he signs a three-year deal at the Giants, commencing in 2024 subject to visa clearance.
Jack kicks off The Giants' 2024 recruitment after the hard fought Derby Day win over Leeds Rhinos, and will look to add some considerable height and size to our pack in 2024.
Head Coach Ian Watson discussed the capture of Murchie.
"We were looking for someone who could play in that middle, or wider position and Jack signed for Parramatta Eels this year, and was playing that position for them, but when you look at the Eels they have some absolute monsters who play in that position for them and Jack's no small one at 6'4 himself.
"If you look at some of his performances throughout his NRL career, he's been outstanding throughout that.
"Then like most players he found a place that fit at the New Zealand Warriors and he was killing it as a high scoring forward who could bust the line and create opportunities for others as well as himself, including defensively where his work ethic is great.
"We're looking forward to getting him in and seeing how he fits in with our squad. Hopefully he comes across and can be a part of a successful period in Huddersfield's history"
Jack Murchie also commented on securing a move to the Giants in 2024.
"I'm really looking forward to joining the club in 2024, and being able to experience playing in the Betfred Super League, i've been watching the team and I'm a fan of the style of footy they've been playing under Ian Watson.
"I've spoken to Ian numerous times and I'm sure that this is the right move for me, he's a great coach and one that I'm excited to play under and grow my game in Super League.
"The current group seems a great set of lads, and I'm really looking forward to coming over and meeting them all and enjoying my Rugby with them."
An exclusive interview with Jack on GiantsTV will follow in the coming days, with tickets for our next trip to face Leigh Leopards on sale HERE, and in-person at the Giants ticket office.